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sear - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sear

(verb) make very hot and dry
Synonyms : scorch
Example Sentence
  • The heat scorched the countryside

(verb) become superficially burned
Synonyms : scorch , singe
Example Sentence
  • my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames

(verb) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
Synonyms : blacken , char , scorch
Example Sentence
  • The cook blackened the chicken breast
  • The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece
  • the flames scorched the ceiling

(verb) cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat
Synonyms : parch
Example Sentence
  • The sun parched the earth

(adj) (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
Example Sentence
  • dried-up grass
  • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
  • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
  • withered vines

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sear

SEAR rhymes with TEAR. When you BURN your hand you are in tears.
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by imajeeth

sear sounds like shear..we can burn any surface by applying lots of shear force.
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by chaitu2cool

sear gives you a scar
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by 1.6k

sear:see+her: in the temple while taking haarathi i saw a gorgeous girl, meanwhile my hand got superficially burned as i was looking at her with out taking off my hand over haarathi flame!!
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by NarenSuri

SEAR because of FIRE
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by madness

try this spoonerism for remembering "sri Hanuman seared down Sri lanka"
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by bharath8421

sear --- see(sea) her(r)-- See her,she has covered her face because of burns.
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by boybluffs

sear the ear by thinking its a phone receiver... lolll
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by nancy.yadav

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